Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

The Computer Science Department is one of the 11 that commenced activities in the 2012/2013 academic session with the admission of forty-two (42) students; nine (9) academic staff and one (1) non-academic staff, with Professor Sunday Eric Adewumi as the pioneer Head of Department. The initial academic programme adopted the NUC Minimum Academic Benchmark but was subsequently reviewed in 2014 and 2018 to accommodate present realities and key into the grand challenges in Computer Science.

After the graduation of the first set of students in 2016, the Department was ripe for the commencement of higher degrees. Consequently, during the 2019/2020 Academic Session, the Department welcomed the first of students into the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science. The Department has a well-equipped computer laboratory furnished and equipped Mathematics laboratory for practical applications in solving real problems for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Presently, the Department is staffed with qualified academic staff in diverse areas of Computer Science who contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training thereby giving the students of the department all that they need to become Computer Scientists that are ready to take on the challenges confronting the nation and provide solutions to them. The leadership of the department continues to leverage their teaching and research experiences both local and international to garner international linkages for the university and enable co-operation with foreign institutions in many areas including research and exchange programmes.

The Department shall continue to introduce new innovative teaching and research styles to produce undergraduate and graduate students, who are able to think critically and creatively to solve local and global real-life problems. The strategies will enable the students upon graduation to be competitive, independent thinking and engage in successful careers anywhere. All the staff of the Department are committed to providing technical leadership by applying their computing knowledge to solving significant problems across a broad range of application areas and can derive and use techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice and engineering practice, and offer exciting solutions that benefit humanity and the natural environment.

The world as we come to see it today is shaped by technologies largely made possible by computers. Looking at the advancement in technology in this present day, one would not have believed that the first set of computers were developed less than a century ago and they seem to have taken over every a...

Prof. Francisca Oladipo

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Objectives

The objectives of B.Sc. Computer Science program are:

  1. to create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer science and its capabilities.
  2. to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying
  3. to provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills. 
  4. to develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology to all aspects of human endeavours. 
  5. to generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computers in an industrial, economic, technological and social context.
  6. to provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.
  7. to acquire knowledge and skills to undertake further studies in Computer Science and multi-disciplinary areas, related to Computer Science.

Mission Statement

To produce graduates that are able to develop and deploy cutting-edge applications geared towards solving societal challenges.

Vision

To be the most outstanding Computer Science department among the nine newly established Federal Universities in Nigeria in 2011 and one of the top ranking academic programme department in Africa.

Philosophy

The programme, by way of providing students with a broad and balanced foundation of Computer Science knowledge and skills, aims at producing Computer Science graduates that can apply knowledge and skills for solving theoretical and practical problems in Computer Science and the development of relevant ICT for national development. They are also expected to acquire knowledge and skills to undertake further studies in Computer Science and multi-disciplinary areas, related to Computer Science. They should be able to acquire a range of applicable skills of information technology to various aspects of human endeavours. They should be able to demonstrate general skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, ICT capacity, communication, interpersonal and organization skills.

Contact Address

Department of Computer Science,
Federal University Lokoja,
Adankolo Campus,
PMB 1154,
Lokoja, Kogi State,
Nigeria

e-mail: [email protected]